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"Financial Planning"

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
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Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I worked at National Automobile Dealers Association full-time (More than 10 years)

Pros

had benefits, health, gym memberships, 401k

Cons

not much in the way of advancement

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  1. "Could be better..."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The benefits, while reduced over the years, are still pretty fair overall. The company size allows you to meet a number of people who work there. Parking is free at HQ. Friendly atmosphere.

    Cons

    This is all based on 5+ years of working at NADA. Salaries are uncompetitive and always have been. Despite the low wages for the area, NADA has money to blow on servers they never used. This stems from poor management. Upper management (executive leadership) is aloof from the company and never visits the rest of the floors, preferring to stay in their office. Middle management (department heads) lack the training to effectively set budgets and refuse to empower the lower management levels, instead holding them responsible for issues but never giving them the authority they need to be taken seriously. Lower management is left to pick up the pieces with little training, no authority, little to no control of budgetary items, and little respect from employees.
    Employees are treated as children who cannot be trusted to do the right thing and are consistently micromanaged by all levels of management.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in training for all levels of management to include budgetary, communication, project management, etc.. Empower your lower level managers to make decisions and back them. Allow lower management levels to have budgets that they keep and run. Institute flex time, a free benefit, while ensuring that staff are appropriately scheduled to service client calls. Be more involved with your staff by walking around and greeting employees at times and less involved with micromanaging everyone unless they require it.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Painfully Old-School"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    --Employees are given more vacation time than at other professional associations.
    --Lower-level employees had their own offices in some departments.
    --Travel benefits are generous. Employees stay in very nice hotels when they have to work at the convention or make other trips.

    Cons

    Things may have changed since I left, but when I was there:

    --The culture was so outmoded that it was ridiculous. It was extremely hierarchical, with managers invariably bowing to the will of higher managers and the board of directors.
    --The dress code (no jeans! ever!) was much more formal than at other associations.
    --Telecommuting was never, ever allowed.
    --Flexible scheduling was never, ever allowed--despite the terrible traffic in the Tysons Corner area.
    --Pay was not commensurate with workload.
    --People, at least those in my department, were not happy. There was no real reason for the stress level to be as high as it was, but it was quite high.

    Advice to Management

    It's 2010. If the culture hasn't changed in the last few years, it should. Younger employees understand that the workplace "rules" of the past have no meaning anymore, and you will not be able to retain them if you don't try to catch up with other organizations that have adapted.

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